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Senior Wishes recognizes Ken-Ton resident’s 102nd birthday

Kenmore resident Emily Bula recently celebrated her 102nd birthday and was surprised by a visit from Senior Wishes’ volunteer Ruth Shoemaker, who brought some special birthday treats. “We love to celebrate seniors who are having a milestone birthday. It gives us an opportunity to show our appreciation and respect while providing some joy to the senior[s]. We were thrilled to […]

Zonta Club presents Kenmore Academic and Young Women awards

Every year, the Zonta Club of Kenmore presents two separate awards to area female high school students, the Zonta Club of Kenmore Academic Award and the Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The Zonta Club of Kenmore is proud to announce that Courtney Beals has been selected to receive a one-time Colleen Murray Service Award and has additionally been selected […]

Kenmore Lions Club present $1000 scholarship award

The Kenmore Lions Club presented the 2022 Lion Donald A. Kossuth P. E. Scholarship to Andrew Roland at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Every year a student is selected for an award and the student will receive a total of $4,000, as four $1,000 awards every August for four years to assist in the winner’s college education. Roland […]

Meals on Wheels thanks its volunteers

A few months ago, the Board of Directors of the Twin Cities Meals on Wheels searched for a way to thank its volunteers for their contributions, especially for the trials faced during the pandemic. After the pandemic, there was a shortage of volunteers and a growing client base in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Kitchen workers, drivers, servers […]

Local beekeeper to speak at DFK pavilion

The Town of Tonawanda Environment Commission will be having a speaker event featuring a local beekeeper. Erin Holko is a beekeeper from Masterson’s Garden Center in East Aurora. She will speak about the importance of bees in the ecosystem and plants that will attract bees. Holko will offer advice to those interested in beekeeping at their homes and what to […]

Dentist receives jail sentence for forcible touching of female patient

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 75-year-old Tiberiu V. Sfintescu, also known as Vali Sfintescu, of Williamsville was sentenced Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, before Town of Tonawanda Court Justice Daniel T. Cavarello to a determinate sentence of 45 days in jail. The defendant is required to report to the Erie County Holding Center on Monday, Aug. […]

Deadline approaches for Audubon’s 2022 nature photo contest

Shutterbugs interested in entering the Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2022 Nature Photography Contest will need to make their final selections soon – the deadline to submit photos is Sunday, Aug. 28. The youth and adult winners will be chosen by judges in two categories: fauna, which can be any wild animal but no animals in captivity, and landscapes/waterscapes, which includes […]

Capital project improvements to Ken-Ton School District to continue through 2025

Since breaking ground in June 2021, the Ken-Ton School District continues to make improvements to its buildings and facilities through the ongoing work of the capital project. Significant progress has been made, with construction taking place this summer at several buildings from the elementary to the high school level. Despite the significant challenges that have impacted construction throughout the country, […]

Dementia caregiving training by Alzheimer’s Association

As part of its new community caring programs and in conjunction with the Western New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Kenmore United Methodist Church is offering a two-and-a-half-hour course open to the public on dementia caregiving. This course is for anyone interested in learning how to better care for those suffering from dementia. The training is available from 9:30 […]

Catholic Health Home Care hosts ‘On the Spot’ hiring event

For nurses looking for a new setting, more autonomy and independence and more meaningful relationships with patients, becoming a home care nurse with Catholic Health Home & Community Based Care may be the right move. Catholic Health is inviting RNs and LPNs to an “On the Spot” hiring event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Hilton […]


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